Liverpool are said to be interested in Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir according to reports from Turkey. Cakir has been one of the standout performers in the Turkish League this season making excellent saves and showing good command of the defence.
Liverpool spent heavily last season in that position signing Brazilian stopper Alisson Becker from Roma in a deal worth over £60 million. The 26-year-old has impressed this season keeping a league-high 21 clean sheets.
It is believed that the Reds view Cakir as a suitable backup as current number two Simon Mignolet is leaving this summer in search of first-team opportunities. Cakir is seen as an affordable option that can develop as an excellent backup option when needed.
The 23-year-old made his full international debut this year and is regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in the country. There have been no talks about a transfer fee yet but he is believed to be worth within the £9-£10 million range.
Other clubs have also been linked to the player with French side Lille and German outfit Schalke O4 sending scouts to watch him play this season.
Cakir current contract at Trabzonspor runs until 2021 and the growing attention on him means that a transfer is likely in the summer. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has shown his ability to improve players with the case of Trent Alexander-Arnold looking like a player with great potential to exceed Glen Johnson.
It would be no surprise if Cakir ends up at Anfield in the summer.